I like Frank Chu. He’s not only refreshing, but he’s a sort of political warning post. It’s what can happen if you stick to your principles despite what most of us consider reality.

In Zombie’s typically humorous coverage of a recent Obama fundraiser in San Francisco, (“Obama Visits the S(lush) F(und) Bay Area”), he said this about my, your, and OUR man Frank:

I haven’t posted a picture of Frank Chu for a while, so here he is once again — San Francisco’s resident all-purpose protester, who shows up at literally every single political event with his trademark indecipherable signs (and yes, he is completely serious about them).

Here’s the picture:

FrankChu_zombie.jpg

Clearly, he is a man whose logic is as bulletproof as his principles.

And in the following video, Frank sets the record straight with  “Wiggin Caxtrokenical Patrosenial“:

 

Who can argue with that?

There is something charming about Frank Chu, even if he is crazy, and depending on how broad a view you take of these things, sanity might be completely beside the point. 

Another guy I find charming is anything but crazy. What I have noticed about Donald Trump is that the people who get really mad about him (and some people I greatly respect in the Tea Party become indignant when his name is even mentioned) only work themselves into rages because they take him seriously.

But what if he is a buffoon? Wouldn’t that mean he should be cut some slack, and allowed to like, “freak freely” as Jerry Garcia used to put it?

I mean, I liked what Trump said about Obama being unqualified for Ivy League schools.

Manhattan real estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in an interview Monday that President Barack Obama had been a poor student who did not deserve to be admitted to the Ivy League universities he attended.

Trump, who is mulling a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, offered no proof for his claim but said he would continue to press the matter as he has the legitimacy of the president’s birth certificate.

“I heard he was a terrible student, terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?” Trump said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records.”

The issue is not so much what he said (which for all I know may be highly debatable), but just the way he said it. Trump is like the forgotten common man — the type who show up at Tea Party demos and speak their minds freely and are basically accountable to no one. Like them, Trump can shoot off his mind freely — except unlike them, he’s got the billionaire big media presence. This is highly unusual; most men in his position would be hemmed in by a sense of “responsibility.”

Hell even I am hemmed in by a sense of responsibilty, and I have no responsibility! I pull punches all the time, because I don’t want to hurt feelings, start arguments, be logically inconsistent, or be misunderstood. (That’s worked out really well for me, hasn’t it?)

Sometimes I think I need to become more texdrochellical.

Up from reality!